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Our Older Adult Ministry is a lively group of individuals ages 55+ who we call GADABOUTS! And we love to gad-a-bout! Karen Wood keeps this group busy with activities each month. Join us and see what we’re about!


Contact Karen E. Wood for any questions or details on events.

We normally have a potluck the first Thursday of every month at 12:00 PM in the church commons.

February 7th will be the next Gadabouts Potluck held in the church Commons. We will have guests from Avalon Hospice come and speak to us. Bring your favorite dish to share, bring a friend, bring your hugs and smiles. I look forward to seeing you there.

Lunch dates are subject to change.

Normally the third Thursday of every month we go somewhere. These are day trips.


I have the Outings List for 2019. For a copy, please contact Karen.

January 17th we are going to have lunch at the Country Cafe at 4 corners. After lunch, weather permitting, we will head to the Cherokee Removal Museum and park. Cherokee Removal Memorial Park is a multipurpose facility dedicated to those that died and those that cried in what has become known as the “Trail of Tears”. Today we are champions of human rights and oppose the practice of ethnic cleansing. However, we have a chapter in our history involving the removal of the Five Civilized Tribes from the southeastern US to make land available for white settlement. The park is intended to interpret and educate the public about the forced removal of the Cherokees from their ancestral land as well as inform them about the unique wildlife in the area, and provide recreational opportunities. The Park is located at the mouth of the Hiwassee River where it joins the Tennessee River which has been a significant cross road for development of Indian culture for centuries. The project is a partnership between: Meigs County TN, Tennessee Valley Authority, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, National Park Service and Friends of the Cherokee a non-profit organization. The National Park Service identified Blythe Ferry as a major site for interpretation on the National Trail of Tears and developed a comprehensive conceptual plan for the Park. The Park is a work in progress.

I have the sign up sheets in my office for the trips. If you would like a copy of the outings emailed, please let Karen know. Keep in mind that we might have to change or rearrange the schedule, but will give you plenty of notice.

February 21rst takes us to the Olive Garden for lunch. Wanted to keep it close to home as February weather is usually unpredictable.

Please, contact Karen to reserve your seat on the bus for all outings.

Keep checking back for more information.

Some of our favorite trips include: We use the church buses for transportation unless otherwise noted.

  • Cumberland County Playhouse and lunch at the Cumberland State Park
  • Shopping and/or shows in Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg the Thursday before Thanksgiving.
  • Sunshine Hollow, owned by David & Vicki Rhyne outside of the Athens/Riceville area.

All lunches and events are subject to change. Watch the newsletter and bulletin for announcements.